EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
HAPPEN WALK, PRAY+ ROAD SURFACE-MEET-FEET HELP SUPPORT (2h)YOU. PRAY+ WIND PUSH+ RIGHT WAY. PRAY+ SUNSHINE HELP YOUR FACE WARM. PLUS RAIN'softly' CAUSE FARM LAND GROW'spiral up'.
HAPPEN WALK, PRAY+ ROAD SURFACE-MEET-FEET HELP SUPPORT (2h)YOU. PRAY+ WIND PUSH+ RIGHT WAY. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, PRAY GOD RAISE-UP (2h)YOU (pause) CHERISH (2h)YOU WHILE HE HOLD (2h)YOU IN HIS HANDS. VonB-CL'person stand in God's palm.'
Notes: SURFACE-MEET-FEET - [B], PO down, FO > DS, rises up below DH [V^], PO down, FO away, until the surface of the road meets the pedestrian's feet.
(2h)YOU - All underlined glosses are honorific indices ("indexes").
RAIN'softly' - Sign RAIN with small movements and lips pursed.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
HOLD - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at eye level and move in a small circle.
VonB-CL'person stand in God's palm' - like STAND, but with a curled palm.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall soft upon your fields. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back and until we meet again, may God hold you, may God hold you ever in the palm of His hand.